Meet the Team

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James Paschal, DDS

Growing up in Southern California, James Paschal, like many teens before him, found himself wearing braces. The experience was something that he enjoyed, and it sparked his interest in becoming a dentist. After receiving a Masters of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University in 1978, he went back to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982. Dr. Paschal, his wife Melissa, and his two children Dave and Nicole, have since made Reno their home.

As a family dentist, Dr. Paschal is focused on providing the same level of care that he would for his own family. He even went on to complete a mini-residency in orthodontics from the Mid-America Orthodontic Society. He is also an Invisalign Certified Provider, and has been working with Invisalign braces for over 15 years. Dr. Paschal also holds a certificate in laser operation by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

His professional memberships include:

  • The International Association for Orthodontics
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Nevada Dental Association
  • The Northern Nevada Dental Society

Each year, he and his office work staff with the Northern Nevada Dental Society to provide dental care for school children in Reno who may have limited access to oral health care.

In his free time, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and kayaking. He also plays duplicate bridge twice a week!

Our Office Staff


Dental Assistant

Years in Dentistry: Since 1999
Education: Clover Park Technical College Dental Assisting Class of ’99, State if California Registered Dental Assistant 2015
Favorite Part of My Job: I love my wonderful coworkers who make every day fun! I appreciate the opportunity to meet and care for my patient’s unique dental needs.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I am the lucky mom of a beautiful little boy. When I’m not busy building LEGOs or playing Transformers, I love to read and hike. I am an avid runner and enjoy participating in races of many distances.
Other: I was born and raised south of Seattle, WA. I met my husband in high school and 20 years later we married and relocated to Northern CA. We decided to settle down in Reno in 2018. I love my Reno community! I feel lucky to raise my son here, and call this my home.


Front Office

Years in Dentistry: Since 2017
Education: University of Nevada, Reno
Favorite Part of My Job: Talking to all the patients that walk through the door, learning their stories, and helping them feel comfortable coming into our office!
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I devote most of my free time to riding and competing in Three-Day Eventing with my horse, Bee, and try to hike or kayak as much as possible with my dog, Indie. I also love traveling to new countries and places whenever I have the opportunity.
Other: I grew up in a military family and have lived in 3 countries and 5 states but am happy to call Reno my permanent home!


Dental Hygienist

Years in Dentistry: Since 2017
Education: Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Class of 2017
Favorite Part of My Job: Building relationships with all the amazing patients that I meet on a daily basis and providing them with the highest quality of care to give them the best dental experience possible.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: I enjoy anything that involves being active such as snowboarding, kickboxing and working out in general and most importantly I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.
Other: I was born and raised here in Reno, NV and I can’t imagine ever leaving this place!


Years in Dentistry: Since 2010
Education: Reno High School
Favorite Part of My Job: Meeting all the patients that come into the office and learning their stories. I take pride in giving each patient the best experience when they come in.
Hobbies/ Pastimes: Being a mom of 3 I rarely have any free time, but when I do, I enjoy quiet time, painting, puzzles, and being outdoors with family and friends.
Other: I was born and raised in Reno, NV, I don't see myself living anywhere else. I have been blessed with 3 kiddos, 2 boys and my little princess who all keep me busy and on my toes.

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